French diplomacy: Workmen tear down makeshift shelters in the Calais ‘jungle’ [Image: Reuters].

It’s a good question, isn’t it? Why would a French minister carry out Project Fear-style scaremongering for David Cameron?

Can’t he be simply stating his country’s position in advance of the poll?

And how pleasant that Bernard Jenkin deigned to come out from whatever rock he has been living under to provide his opinion to the BBC!

After all, he was nowhere to be seen when called during Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday.

A French government minister has sparked a row by suggesting his country could end UK border controls in Calais if Britain leaves the EU.

Emmanuel Macron told the Financial Times his country could also limit access to the single market and try to tempt London’s bankers to relocate.

His comments come as David Cameron and Francois Hollande prepare for security and migration talks in France.

Leave campaigners dismissed the comments as “scaremongering”.

Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin said “propaganda” was “being produced by other European governments at the request of the prime minister to try to scare people away from voting to leave”.

Source: EU referendum: French minister sparks Calais UK border row – BBC News

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